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Gneeznow
Minmatar
Ship spinners inc
Posted - 2010.07.08 07:30:00 - [1]
 


Faekurias
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2010.07.08 07:35:00 - [2]
 

Don't want

Marko Riva
Posted - 2010.07.08 09:53:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Faekurias
Don't want

Ombey
Black Aces
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2010.07.08 10:41:00 - [4]
 

Jeez. Neutral

I was a massive fan of the UFO/ XCOM games, and loved them to death. They then brought out stupid stuff like Enforcer which didn't have much to do with the original, and now this which has nothing to do with it whatsoever.

Slap on the XCOM name to try and get some sales, very lame.

I am disappoint.

Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.07.08 11:31:00 - [5]
 

This is not X-Com.

Much like this also isn't X-Com.

I think the comparison is apt.Evil or Very Mad

Boonaki
Caldari
Focused Annihilation
Detrimental Imperative
Posted - 2010.07.08 12:40:00 - [6]
 

How can they call that XCOM?

Rayisa
Minmatar
Immortalis Mortis Angelus
Free Worlds Alliance
Posted - 2010.07.08 13:31:00 - [7]
 

I like the graphic style and concept for play, but i don't like it as an x-com sequel.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2010.07.08 13:52:00 - [8]
 

Who are these people that decide that black smoke, slime, whatever blob moving about is scary?

That game looked like ****, I mean at first it looked promising, then the slime...

I'd much rather seen 'brains' hiding in the closets, turning people inside out with their tentacles.

Garia666
Amarr
T.H.U.G L.I.F.E
Xenon-Empire
Posted - 2010.07.08 13:55:00 - [9]
 

hehe it took me about 2 months on my 386 to finish x-com terror from the deep.
The sounds in that game made it so creepy..
It was awsome..

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2010.07.08 14:57:00 - [10]
 

would it have been so hard to just remake the game properly?

my changes other than graphics to the original X-Com would have been.
Shotguns-everyone likely had a dude wait at a door for the alien to open it, Shotgun would do huge damage but only work 1-2 squares away.
Tazers-Same idea as that stun wand thingy from the original but could be used at range. of course the stunbomb launcher would still be the final target.
Air Strikes-if you keep your interceptors on "Patrol" vs "Go Home" when you land the troop ship one of your move options would be to call down an air strike. when you end the turn the strike would happen. if no interceptors where on station the strike option would not be there.

Triss S'Jet
Gallente
Posted - 2010.07.08 15:08:00 - [11]
 

More like XCUM. Huh? Huh?

Ombey
Black Aces
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2010.07.08 15:18:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Garia666
hehe it took me about 2 months on my 386 to finish x-com terror from the deep.
The sounds in that game made it so creepy..
It was awsome..


Absolutely. The Terror missions added an extra dimension, having to save ports or even ships from alien incursion, desperately trying to avoid night missions.

You feel you are getting the upper hand, and then you run up against Lobstermen for the first time. You realise your weapons really aren't up to the job anymore...

Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.07.08 17:01:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
would it have been so hard to just remake the game properly?

my changes other than graphics to the original X-Com would have been.
Shotguns-everyone likely had a dude wait at a door for the alien to open it, Shotgun would do huge damage but only work 1-2 squares away.
Tazers-Same idea as that stun wand thingy from the original but could be used at range. of course the stunbomb launcher would still be the final target.
Air Strikes-if you keep your interceptors on "Patrol" vs "Go Home" when you land the troop ship one of your move options would be to call down an air strike. when you end the turn the strike would happen. if no interceptors where on station the strike option would not be there.
Seriously, considering how many possible things they could of done with the basic game in a new gen. It is so open to possibilities and has so mush room for developing depth, and game play, and they they go and make a completely different generic game, from scratch, that has nothing at all to do with the name... It boggles the mind.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.07.08 17:28:00 - [14]
 

What does that video have to do with X-Com? The aliens are different, the gameplay is different, the story is different, everything is different. And rubbish. Different and rubbish.

Asuka Smith
Gallente
Royal Black Watch Highlanders
Posted - 2010.07.08 18:06:00 - [15]
 

They should not have named it XCOM but 2K is a reasonably reliable studio so I am optimistic it might be good as just a regular game...

Also, it looks a LOT like Bioshock. If that dev team, or even parts of that dev team are behind this game then it is going to be at the very least worth playing.

I am expecting Bioshock but with aliens. I just hope they optimize the graphics/code a little because the framerate was down below 20 for a few seconds in that video, not good.

Wild Rho
Amarr
Silent Core
Posted - 2010.07.08 18:46:00 - [16]
 

I've heard the base building and research etc is still in the new one, it's more that the ground combat style has been changed to an FPS and scaled back to a single city rather than global.


Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2010.07.08 18:55:00 - [17]
 

The game looks ok. Is it worthy of the XCOM label, probably not. One of the joys of XCOM was the nearly completely destructible battlescapes, but I'm guessing this game is essentially a generic shooter with a 50s alien twist. The black water stuff looks inspired by venom off spiderman, crossed with the black oil from the x-files.

Wheres the destructible environment. I want to spam blaster bombs and level hills cos theres one sectoid camped behind a tree. Only to have the guy with a blaster bomb get mind controlled, spin around and nail the crew in the Skyranger leaving me with 2 panicing recruits to complete the mission. Dammit may have to load up XCOM again.

FinalFlash84
NibbleTek
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.07.08 19:25:00 - [18]
 

As an X-COM veteran, i have to say that this indeed does not look like X-COM at all

Micia
Minmatar
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Circle-Of-Two
Posted - 2010.07.08 19:40:00 - [19]
 

The Aftermath games were a lot fo fun, for people looking for something more like XCOM

http://ufo-aftermath.com


So Sensational
Ministry of War
Posted - 2010.07.08 20:18:00 - [20]
 

Awesome, X-Files but worse. Didn't think that was doable.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2010.07.08 22:26:00 - [21]
 

How many others adopted the russian philosophy towards your crew?

Taking in a ****load of troops then arming them all with heavy explosives, setting them to blow before they even got off the ship as to go scorched earth on the mofos if they turned one of your people.

'One goes in with bomb, if one get turned, other run like hell!'

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.07.09 02:18:00 - [22]
 

If you mentally remove the X-Com name, that looks like it could be a pretty decent game.

Jin Nib
Resplendent Knives
Posted - 2010.07.09 03:47:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Culmen
If you mentally remove the X-Com name, that looks like it could be a pretty decent game.
Not really, sentient tar with anger management issues does not make a very convincing monster.Neutral

Sturmwolke
Posted - 2010.07.09 09:11:00 - [24]
 

Another freaking FPS for a well known lineage? Pass.
They don't make games like they used to anymore, the golden age hath passed long ago.

Gneeznow
Minmatar
Ship spinners inc
Posted - 2010.07.10 10:52:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Sturmwolke
Another freaking FPS for a well known lineage? Pass.
They don't make games like they used to anymore, the golden age hath passed long ago.



have to agree, every game I play these days is a console port with big chunky UI and repetitive game play.

Deviana Sevidon
Gallente
Panta-Rhei
Butterfly Effect Alliance
Posted - 2010.07.10 19:08:00 - [26]
 

I do not get it, why do they have to slap the XCOM-Name on this abomination. Most console gamers do not know or do not care about the old XCOM games the entire gameplay and even the backstory is completely different from the original series.

What next, maybe a new game with the name Wing Commander and gameplay involving a squadron of magic unicorn riders in a hentai fantasy setting?Razz

Rayisa
Minmatar
Immortalis Mortis Angelus
Free Worlds Alliance
Posted - 2010.07.10 21:35:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Deviana Sevidon
What next, maybe a new game with the name Wing Commander and gameplay involving a squadron of magic unicorn riders in a hentai fantasy setting?Razz



Sounds like a Barbie game, my girls would love that...

Annie Anomie
Shadows Of The Federation
Posted - 2010.07.11 08:16:00 - [28]
 

It's interesting.

I don't find the setting totally inappropriate to alien hunting and the x-com games did roll the setting on.

It reminds me of that invaders programme.

Gameplay wise I'm hoping it has more tactical elements or it's a really poor match.


 

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